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briell86
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Date Joined Apr 2013
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   Posted 4/16/2013 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,
I have been suffering from migraines since I was 20 years old (almost 7 years now). These things hit me out of the blue and I started getting migraines everyday.

Fast forward through the years and I had tried several preventative meds short term (as a nursing student I couldn't handle the drowsiness), chiropractors, acupuncture.

Over the past year I have been receiving botox which has definitely helped and although I still get migraines the frequency and intensity have lessened!

So yesterday I called in to work with a migraine. While home and over the peak of the discomfort, Gwyneth Paltrow comes on TV talking about her diet book and what not and she got me thinking. Maybe my migraines (as well as adult acne, hormone imbalances, and auto-immune skin rashes) are due to a gluten intolerance that I had no idea I had.

Any one else have a gluten issue that has been linked to their headaches? I am thinking about going gluten free for a period of time to see if it helps my issues. I am a little overwhelmed being Italian and married to a fellow Italian. The cost concerns me too.
Any thoughts or feedback?

chickenface
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Date Joined Apr 2013
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   Posted 4/17/2013 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I have Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS) believed to be a migraine variant. So I get (usually silent) vestibular migraines when I'm in remission from MdDS, and 2-month-long super vertigo migraines when I have been triggered by travel with the MdDS. ANYWAY! I saw a naturopath who suggested the MdDS might be gluten-intolerance. So I went gluten-free. I've been gluten-free for a year now, and still had an episode of MdDS and still have headaches, dizziness, aura, etc.

However, just because it didn't help me doesn't mean it won't help you. You should try it. Try Ancient Harvest quinoa and corn pasta. It's gluten-free and quite good. Make sure to fill a big pan really full of water when cooking it; it gets gritty if you use too little water. :P I also lost 20lbs when I went gluten-free, and am now trying NOT to lose more, and that's working.

briell86
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Date Joined Apr 2013
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   Posted 4/17/2013 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks! I am only 105 lbs and 5'3 so I am a little concerned about losing any great amounts of weight. Also, I see all these people posting lab results in their signatures, like antigen/antibody/allergen results. What tests should I talk to my MD about as far as my concerns with a gluten allergy? I had an endoscopy done a few years ago and they took a sample for celiac which came back negative( which I realize can me false).

Snowinsummer
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Date Joined Jan 2013
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   Posted 4/17/2013 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I eliminated all gluten from my diet and my migraines completely disappeared!!! It's been 3.5 months now with no headaches at all. When there is a drastic swing in barometric pressure I still get a feeling of pressure in my head, but it's not painful, just annoying. When I was still eating wheat, a weather change like that would have me in bed and vomiting from a migraine. GF helped with my acid reflux symptoms too.

I only lost a couple pounds when I started. You can eat all the meat, fish, eggs, dairy, seeds, nuts, fruits and vegetables you want. It's not that difficult.
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